Selected Writings Paperback / softback
Part of the Fyfield Books series
This selection includes the full text of the "Defence of Poetry" and "Astrophil and Stella", fully annotated, with a selection of the other poems. "When Sidney died," writes Richard Dutton, "those who mourned him did so as a hero of Protestant Europe, a model of Christian virtue, of the Renaissance scholar-poet, of the true knight." Dutton corrects the exaggerations in the popular view, painting a human, fallible and credible figure.
He also emerges as a more sympathetic writer, losing the coldness of the heroic gloss that normally accompanies him.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/1987
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780856356254
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